FT: Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal, Xhaka SENT OFF for horrific tackle on Jota, no winner at Anfield

FULL TIME – Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal

The game ends in a draw at Anfield! It would be interesting to see what the second leg holds.

No shot on target for LIVERPOOL

We’re into the 90th minute at Anfield. Liverpool are still yet to produce a shot on target against 10 man Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.

Dogged Gunners!

Arsenal have survived more than half an hour with 10 men. If they can produce a repeat of that (and a little bit more!) then they’ll be leaving Anfield a lot happier than they expected to after Granit Xhaka’s red card.

Second Half

We are back for the second half

Half time: Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal

The first half has ended with Arsenal one man short. Will Liverpool take advantage of this in the second 45?

RED CARD MERCHANT

In the last 10 years, only Sergio Ramos has picked up more red cards than Granit Xhaka across all competitions in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

RED CARD!

Disaster for Arsenal. Granit Xhaka is off for denying Diogo Jota a goalscoring opportunity after a poorly timed challenge.

Cedric Soares Injured!

Arsenal have been forced into an early substitution here with Calum Chambers replacing the injured Cedric.

Kick off

We are underway at Anfield, this promises to be an exciting cup semi final. Who would have the upper hand from this first leg?

Team News

The team news is in and Jurgen Klopp makes eight changes from his Liverpool side’s FA Cup win over Shrewsbury Town. In come Joel Matip, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Takumi Minamino, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson.

Meanwhile for Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are all unavailable due to AFCON. Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney, Granit Xhaka and Alexandre Lacazette all start the match.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Fabinho, Jota, Firmino, Minamino.

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Lokonga, Xhaka, Saka, Martinelli, Lacazette, Nketiah.

4 thoughts on “FT: Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal, Xhaka SENT OFF for horrific tackle on Jota, no winner at Anfield”

  1. Sorry about another red card and it’s unfortunate but thanks to the 10 men who remained curm not to conceide a goal.

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